Lifeguard Training

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Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training courses are offered at The Y. Take your certification anywhere in the USA or apply for a job within you own local Y! Your lifeguard certification is valid for 2 years, and you must re-certify before your certification expires or you will be required to retake the full class. We offer multiple recertification classes throughout the year.

Cost: Y Members: $200/participant ($25 Non-Refundable Fee for Required Prerequisite Testing + $175 Lifeguard Course Fee) — Non-Members: $225/participant ($25 Non-Refundable Fee for Required Prerequisite Testing + $200 Lifeguard Course Fee)

Cost for Recertification: $80 for Y Members(Non-Refundable) / $105 for Non-Members (Non-Refundable)


  • 15 years of age on or before the final day of the course
  • 300 Yard swim using the Front Crawl and Breast Stroke with Rhythmic Breathing
  • 10 lb brick retrieval from deep water in less than 1 minute, 40 seconds
  • Tread water for 2 minutes without arm support
  • Recertification class participants will be required to complete a pre-requisite swim test. For recertification, your certification cannot be expired for more than 30 days.

2021 Lifeguard Training Class Dates & Location

January 23 – 24 Cansler Family Y (Re-cert. only)
February 19 – 21 Davis Family Y
March 5 – 7 West Side Family Y
March 15 – 17 North Side Family Y
March 25 – 27 Cansler Family Y
April 9 – 11 Davis Family Y
April 10 – 11 North Side Y (Re-cert. only)
April 22 – 24 Cansler Family Y
April 30 – May 2 West Side Family Y
May 8 – 9 Cansler Family Y (Re-cert. only)
May 14 – 16 Davis Family Y
May 20 – 22 North Side Family Y
June 4 – 6 West Side Family Y
June 10 – 12 Cansler Family Y
June 18 – 20 Davis Family Y
June 24 – 26 North Side Y
August 6 – 8 Davis Family Y
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 Cansler Family Y
December 3 – 5 West Side Family Y

Register for Lifeguarding

To register for a lifeguarding class, find and register for the pre-test for your desired class. After successful completion of the in-water pre-test, you will then be able to register for the full class. Registration may be completed online, over the phone, or at the member services counter at your Y.

  • Cansler Y: 865-637-9622
  • West Side Y: 865-690-9622
  • North Side Y: 865-922-9622
  • Davis Y: 865-777-9622

Lifeguard Registration

Click the link below and find your desired program to Register.

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